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Delectopecten musorstomi

Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae

Delectopecten musorstomi was named by Poutiers (1981). It is extant. Its type specimen is MNHN (not registered), a shell.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Delectopecten musorstomi Poutiers p. 331 figs. pl. 1, figs. 2-3
2001Delectopecten musorstomi Dijkstra and Kilburn p. 269

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
infraclassPteriomorphia(Beurlen 1944)
OstreomorphiFerussac 1822
OstreioniFerussac 1822
OstreataFerussac 1822
superorderOstreiformiiFerussac 1822
orderPectinida(Gray 1854)
suborderPectinidina(Adams and Adams 1858)
superfamilyPectinoideaRafinesque 1815
PectinoidaeRafinesque 1815
familyPectinidaeWilkes 1810
subfamilyCamptonectinaeHabe 1977
genusDelectopectenStewart 1930
speciesmusorstomiPoutiers 1981

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

H. H. Dijkstra and R. N. Kilburn 2001Shell fragile, height to ca. 5 mm, orbicular, equivalve, equilateral, anterior auricle slightly larger than posterior, umbonal angle ca. 120°. Prodissoconch height ca. 200 μm. Both valves sculptured with minute antimarginal radial striae and 14–20 fine, irregularly spaced, scaly radial lirae, plus fine regularly spaced, somewhat crenulated, commarginal growth lines; scales often damaged. External sculpture visible from the interior. Auricles continuous with disc and similarly sculptured. Anterior auricle of RV separated from disc by distinct suture, with 4–5 radial ridges and concentric lamellae, the latter strongly developed at dorsal margin. Hinge line straight. Byssal fasciole and notch well developed. Active ctenolium with 2–3 teeth. Resilifer triangular. Valves transparent white, sometimes with white dots.